Sunny Jean Mudgett Roberts


July 6, 1939 - Dec. 10, 2020

Our mom, Sunny Jean Roberts, 81, was welcomed into our Lord’s presence on Thursday night, Dec. 10, 2020. She was a resident at South Lincoln Nursing Home in Kemmerer, after removal of a cancerous melanoma brain tumor in 2020.

She was born on July 6, 1939, in Albany, Oregon to Ray and Dorothy Mudgett. She was the oldest of three girls.

Sunny married Clarence Roberts on June 1, 1958, in Slaton, Texas. Sunny spent most of her early married life home raising their four children. Later in her life, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 or more years before retiring in 1998. After retirement, she spent time with Clarence as he battled cancer. After Clarence’s death in 2008, Sunny lived in Whiteface and Morton, Texas. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as spending time reading, working on crossword puzzles and  putting together jigsaw puzzles. In 2018, Sunny moved to LaBarge.

Sunny was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Roberts; a sister Dixie Cade; a son-in-law Domingo Castaneda; and her parents, Ray and Dorothy Mudgett. Survivors include three daughters, Danna and Blaine Thoman of LaBarge, Alana Castaneda of Whiteface, Texas, Shanna and Cody Dewbre of Morton, Texas; one son, Clarence (Butch) and Melissa Roberts of Lubbock, Texas; 13 grandchildren and spouses; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Terry Meadows; and many loved ones called family.

Burial services will be under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home in Morton, Texas, with burial in Levelland, Texas, at the City of Levelland Cemetery beside Clarence. Grave side services will be held with Harold Harrison, a longtime friend and retired pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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